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Article
Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

More Fun Tips for Building Alphabet Letter-Name Knowledge

This article describes customizable activities and games that give all children many opportunities to learn letter names.

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Authored by: Judith A. Schickedanz , Molly F. Collins
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Article
Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

8x. Ready, Set, Return: Helping Children Readjust after Winter Break

Returning to the classroom after winter break can be challenging. With the tips and strategies here, the children in your classroom will be able to transition back to the daily routine in no time.

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Authored by: Megan King
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Article
Voices of Practitioners
December 1, 2018

Posing a Researchable Question

The focus of this article is how to pose a teacher research question. More precisely, the aim is to examine the components of a researchable question and offer suggestions for how to go about the question in a way that makes it researchable.

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Authored by: Andrew Stremmel
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Article
Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

Look, Listen, Learn. Mixed-Up Color Mixing

Read the following story and teacher reflections, and use the Reflective Questions to deepen your thinking and shape your teaching practices.

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Authored by: Laurie Goff, Deb Curtis
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Voices of Practitioners
December 1, 2018

The Complexity of Preparing New Teachers

While teachers can, and should, enter their classrooms with a plan in hand, they should also be open to dialogue with the learners.

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Authored by: Jennifer A. Kampmann
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Three students holding their math mini-books
Article
Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

Advancing Equity: Playful Ways to Extend Math Learning at Home

Giving young children lots of meaningful and enriching math experiences, both in school and at home, can build a firm foundation for later math learning.

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Authored by: Jessica Mercer Young, Kristen E. Reed
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Two children playing with boxes
Article
Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

Preschool Play Plans: Creativity with Cardboard

These are ideas for open-ended indoor and outdoor activities that use inexpensive or free materials—bubbles, mud, chalk, playdough, and cardboard boxes. The activities are appropriate for preschoolers of all abilities.

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Authored by: Blakely Bundy, ​Diane E. Levin, members of TRUCE
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Article
Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

Feature Teacher: Aicha Zerdeb

Aicha Zerdeb is a lead teacher at the Rose Byrne Head Start, in Manchester, New Hampshire.
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Two teachers talking in library
Article
Voices of Practitioners
December 1, 2018

Parallel Voices Commentary—VOP Articles in the 2018 Compilation

Researching your own teaching practices is fascinating and rewarding. Who better than you to think about what and why you are doing something in your everyday practice?

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Authored by: Dawn Garbett
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Article
Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

Message from Rhian

One of NAEYC’s accomplishments in 2018 was to engage members in developing or revising three important position statements.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Article
Voices of Practitioners
December 1, 2018

Introduction

We are so pleased to be able to offer you the 2018 compilation of Voices of Practitioners articles. This volume marks VOP’s 14th year as an online journal.

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Authored by: Barbara Henderson
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